Varnishing Unit Operator

Varnish or lacquer heads and mouths of cartridge cases.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Varnishing Unit Operators do?

Varnishes or lacquers heads and mouths of cartridge cases to make waterproof seal between heads and primers and between cartridge mouths and bullets: Positions varnishing plate over plate of cartridge cases and inverts to transfer cases to varnishing plate. Positions plate of cases in fixture of manually powdered varnishing device. Moves levers to dip upper and lower blocks of pins into reservoirs of varnish and then onto primers and into mouths of cases. Wipes excess varnish from cases with cloth and examines them for completeness of coverage. Sets plate of cases on air blower screen to dry.

Should I be a Varnishing Unit Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Varnishing Unit Operator

    Varnishing Unit Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Varnishing Unit Operator-related education!
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